Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st May 2013 09:29 UTC, submitted by matthew-sheffield
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless CEO of Blackberry Thorsten Heins said yesterday that he doesn't believe the tablet computer market is long for this world. "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore," he tells Bloomberg News, "Maybe a big screen in your workspace, but not a tablet as such. Tablets themselves are not a good business model." If the dream of one device wirelessly interacting with all sorts of displays and peripherals comes to fruition, he may actually have a point.
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RE[4]: Interesting...
by Brendan on Wed 1st May 2013 14:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Interesting..."
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In The Netherlands computer screens are generally in inches, but TV screens are nearly always in centimeters now.

Most people have no clue what an inch is in length, but like me they just think 10 is more than 7, 17 is less than 20.

With tablets and monitors you usually want to see them for real before you buy them.

Here (Australia) it's a mixture of inches and centimetres (measured diagonally).

It should be measured in square centimetres (area not length). Compare the size (area) of a 4:3 100 cm screen to the size of a 21:9 100 cm screen. They're both "100 cm" but the area is quite different...

- Brendan

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